The Original ARTSies Performance Program: Juniors and Intermediates
Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5-7:30pm
This is available to anyone who begins grades 1-8 in September 2018 (ages roughly 6-13). Each session is 11 weeks long, and finishes with a performance for family and friends. Outside of the 2.5 hour class, students get video emails and rehearsal material to work on throughout the week at home to help them be their best! You can join us for one, two, or all three sessions. The show material will be different for each, so students who join for the entire school year will get THREE different performance experiences!
ARTSies Performance Program: Teens
This experience is geared specifically towards our senior students, and available to anyone who begins grade 8 and up in September 2018 (ages 13+). There is no cap on age, so even if you are a senior high school student looking for more opportunities to learn and perform, you can join us! Each session is 11 weeks long, and finishes with a performance for family and friends. You can join us for one, two, or all three sessions! With this group of students, we will be able to focus on more mature Musical Theatre content, and build the repertoire and experience for those who are serious about pursuing theatre through high school and beyond.
PA Day Workshops
Now PA Days can be filled with the fun of Theatre!
On top of theatre games and improvisation, each date will focus on music, dancing, and scene work from different Musical Shows, with a casual performance at the end of the afternoon for any family members who can join us. Every PA Day will cover different content, so students can have a new experience each time!
These workshops are open to anyone in grades 1 through 8, no previous experience necessary!
Early drop off: 8:00am (additional fee)
Workshop: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Performance: 3:45pm (please arrive by 3:30 if you wish to join our audience)
Late pickup: 5:30pm (additional fee)
New for 2019! Registration opening in January!
We will be providing 2-week theatre camp sessions, and each session will culminate in a different Musical Theatre Show! Campers can do all 6 weeks if they want! Every child will have a part that is just right for them, and an opportunity to SHINE! Students must be beginning grade 1 in September 2019 in order to join us. Before and after care will be available. Space will be very limited in order to create a more intimate learning environment for our campers! Stay tuned for the date of registration!
10 Day Session Dates:
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 26
Monday, August 12 -Friday, August 23
9 Day Session Dates:
Monday, July 29 - Friday August 9
NO CAMP on Civic Holiday (Monday, August 5 )
You may have seen us at the Markham-Milliken Children's Festival, Markham Expo 150, Kidapalooza Fall Festival, the Grand Opening of the Aaniin Community Centre, or the Markham Santa Claus Parade. Stay tuned here for further opportunities to have some fun with ARTSies Inc. in the community!
To compliment our Performance Programs, these classes offer further opportunities to gain technique, skills, confidence, and get stage ready!
Private Vocal Lessons
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Students can sign up for 30 minute or 1 hour one-on-one lessons — a great opportunity to improve vocal technique, performance practice, musicianship skills and to get that voice stage ready! Students will explore a variety of musical genres and an emphasis will be placed on vocal health and development.
*ARTSies $20.00/30min ($40/hour)
Once registered in our system, sign up for these lessons through our online Parent Portal. Registration will open EACH SUNDAY for the following week. You can take TWO 30min lessons back to back if you would like a one hour class. Invoices will be sent at the end of every month.
*An "ARTSie" is anyone who is registered in our Original or Teen Performance Programs. Non-ARTSies looking to take classes with us should get in touch to check availability.
Musical Theatre Dance Basics
Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am
This class will cater to multiple skill levels, with a focus on strengthening technique and performance. Students will improve flexibility and agility, and learn some of the must-have steps behind musical theatre dance. Elements of both ballet and jazz technique will be covered, and students will learn how to execute basic turns, jumps, and more! We will also try different styles of choreography, and focus on applying character to movement. It's going to be a blast!
ARTSies can add this dance class for $100.00+hst per session!
Classes run in 10 week session blocks. The spring session will be $80.00+hst as it is only 8 weeks long (visit our calendar).
Tiny Tots Dance Classes
Saturday 10:00am – 10:30am
Do you know a 3-5 year old who LOVES to move and groove? This class will have them exploring creativity, imagination, characters, making friends, and having FUN! Some of the values we're based on! Students will learn some jazz and ballet basics, develop physical literacy through fundamental movement skills, and most importantly, will gain a love for the ARTS! Children must be turning 3 by December 31st 2018 to join us. Parents will not be in class, but must stay on the premises to facilitate washroom breaks (or diaper changes) as needed.